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the bloom is off the (something)

Something, someone, or some situation is no longer as exciting, novel, or interesting as it first was, likened to (usually) a flower or fruit that is no longer in its prime and most appealing condition. It is taken from the full phrase, "the bloom is off the rose." Everyone had very high hopes for the newly elected senator, but she accomplished little in her first term, and I'm afraid the bloom is off the peach at this point. After four years, it just feels like the bloom is off the petunia in this relationship.
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the bloom is off the rose

Something, someone, or some situation is no longer as exciting, novel, or interesting as it first was, likened to a rose that is no longer in its prime and most appealing condition. Everyone had very high hopes for the newly elected senator, but she accomplished little in her first term, and I'm afraid the bloom is off the rose at this point. After four years, it just feels like the bloom is off the rose in this relationship.
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bloom of youth

The most enjoyable and/or successful time of one's youth, likened to the bloom of a flower being its most prominent and beautiful moment. I have a great fondness for that age, when I was in the bloom of youth.
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come into bloom

To blossom, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. What time of year do these plants come into bloom? Our backyard is so colorful now that all the flowers have come into bloom.
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in bloom

Having fully blossomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our backyard is so colorful now that all the flowers are in bloom.
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come into bloom

 and come into blossom 
1. [for a flower] to bloom. This rose comes into bloom later in the summer. When do they normally come into blossom?
2. [for a plant, bush, or tree] to begin to have many blossoms. When do these bushes come into bloom? They come into blossom in June.
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in blossom

 and in bloom
blooming; covered with blossoms. All the apple trees are in blossom now. When are the fruit trees in bloom in this part of the country?
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the bloom is off the rose

something is no longer new, fresh, or exciting.North American
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in (full) bloom

(of trees, plants, gardens, etc.) with the flowers fully open: Their garden was in full bloom.
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Foliar spray of MLE only at the start of blooming in Bt cultivar attained maximum crop growth rate between 101-130 days after sowing at both locations.
Afterwards, the crop growth rate decreased, but the lowest reduction was observed in plots where MC and water was applied at the start of blooming in non Bt cotton cultivar in Multan and Shujabad, respectively (Fig.
Exogenous application of MLE at the start of blooming and 45 days after blooming produced significantly taller plants in conventional cotton cultivar (CIM 573) at both sites (Fig.
Number of monopodial branches per plant was significantly affected by foliar application of growth regulators at different times of blooming in both cotton cultivars at both locations (Table 2).
Foliar application of MLE + MC at 90 days of blooming on Bt cotton produced significantly higher number of sympodial branches per plant at Multan site.
Exogenous application of MLE + MC and MLE alone at 45 days of blooming on Bt cotton produced maximum number of squares per plant at both sites (Fig.
Exogenous application of MLE at 45 days after blooming produced significantly higher number of flowers per plant for Bt cotton at both locations, and foliar spray of MC on conventional cotton cultivar at the initiation of blooming produced lower number of flowers per plant (Fig.
Combined application of both MLE and MC at 90 days after blooming on Bt cotton produced significantly higher number of opened bolls per plant at Multan site.
Mean boll weight was significantly affected by foliar application of growth regulators at different times of blooming in Bt and conventional cotton cultivars (Table 5).
Promoting your selection of blooming teas depends largely on up-close-and-personal experiences for your customers.
Set up a display in a high-traffic area of your store and brew one or more of your blooming teas for an In Bloom Demonstration.
For blooming teas that contain Silver Needle White Tea leaves, you can let your customers know that this rare brew actually contains more antioxidants and less caffeine than any other kind of tea.
Once fully steeped, pass out samples of the brewed tea to show that blooming teas are not only gorgeous and healthy, they will delight the palate, as well.
Some of the most beautiful flowers blooming now are the giant coreopsis on Point Dume south of Zuma Beach.
There are wildflowers blooming at all of the state parks in the Santa Monica Mountains, including Topanga, Malibu Creek and Point Mugu State Parks.
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